Senior Technology Licensing Officer – Manager, Contracts at The Ohio State University

Senior Technology Licensing Officer – Manager, Contracts at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
May 6, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Technology Licensing Manager (Manager, Contracts) provides leadership and oversight to the contract negotiation team. Essential functions include drafting, reviewing and negotiating a high volume of Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Tangible Property Agreements (TPAs), Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs) and Data Use Agreements (DUAs).

Serves as the lead during all stages of the contract negotiation process. Establishes and maintains relationships with university researchers, laboratories, and divisions to become knowledgeable about research interests. Exhibits exemplary responsiveness and professionalism in all interactions. Conducts educational presentations and similar outreach activities to encourage use of university commercialization services and engagement with Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) and Ohio State Innovation Foundation.

Collaborates with other university departments to achieve efficient contract negotiation and management, intellectual property protection, and data protection.

Position Requirements

Juris Doctor (J.D.). At least five (5) years of corporate licensing or university technology commercialization/transfer experience. Proven experience with contract negotiation. Demonstrated ability to manage a team or track record of effective team management. Ability to make independent decisions and risk assessments while also being team-oriented and seeking input when necessary.

Displays effective problem-solving skills and the ability to share those skills and knowledge with others. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present complex material in a concise and professional manner to a wide variety of individuals and groups. Adapts easily to a fast-paced and constantly changing organization, department and work environment.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.